LifePoint Church Longwood

Pastor Phil Ayres


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The Whole Story (Genesis 3:15)

Pastor Phil's sermon "The Whole Story" emphasizes the importance of understanding the full narrative of Jesus, starting from the promise of salvation in Genesis. He highlights the fulfillment of over 300 prophecies by Jesus, showing his divine purpose and mission. The sermon challenges listeners to consider their role in the ongoing story of Jesus, calling on believers to share the good news and inviting non-believers to explore their place in the narrative of salvation. Ultimately, it stresses that Jesus came to seek and save everyone, extending an invitation to all to be part of his redemptive story.

Mar 26
JAMES: The Danger of Boasting (James 4:13-17)

The sermon focused on James 4:13-17, discussing the importance of aligning our plans with God's will and being humble in our approach to life. The speaker reflected on their personal journey and emphasized the need to submit to God's plan, drawing parallels to Jesus' obedience and a friend's impactful commitment to sharing the Gospel. The message highlighted the dangers of boasting in our own achievements and stressed the significance of recognizing and delighting in God's character. Overall, the sermon encouraged embracing God's plan with humility, love, and respect for others to fulfill the purpose intended for our lives.

Mar 18
JAMES: How To Endure Suffering (James 5:7-12)

Pastor Matt Clark's sermon "Enduring Suffering" focuses on the importance of patience, standing firm in faith, and avoiding grumbling as ways to navigate trials. He uses biblical examples like Job and the prophets to illustrate endurance and emphasizes viewing suffering as an opportunity for growth. The sermon encourages believers to trust in God's timing and wisdom, reminding them that He is greater than any problem they may face. Ultimately, enduring suffering with faith and hope leads to spiritual maturity and a deeper connection to God.ย 

Mar 10
JAMES: In God We Trust (James 5:1-6)

TL;DR: Pastor Phil Ayres preaches on trusting in God, not money. He uses biblical teachings, like the book of James, to emphasize the temporary nature of wealth. Stories of the rich fool and rich young ruler illustrate the importance of prioritizing God over material possessions. The sermon challenges the congregation to evaluate their beliefs about money and strive for unity regardless of economic differences within the church.

Mar 03
JAMES: Battles Within The Church (James 4:1-10)

Pastor Carl Creasman's sermon on the battles within the church focuses on James' teachings to guide believers to live faithfully. He explores the importance of aligning our passions with God's will and avoiding worldly distractions. Pastor Carl emphasizes the need for self-reflection and humility in pursuing transformation and drawing closer to God. The sermon calls for believers to resist worldly temptations, purify their hearts, and seek to live in accordance with God's word.

Feb 25
JAMES: Wisdom From Above (James 3:13-18)

Phil Ayres discusses wisdom from the book of James, stressing the importance of understanding, humility, and practical application. He contrasts earthly wisdom, driven by jealousy and selfish ambition, with wisdom from above, characterized by purity and peaceability. The sermon encourages seeking wisdom from God, promoting unity, and sowing righteousness through acts of peace-making. Pastor Phil challenges listeners to evaluate their own actions and strive for greater wisdom in their daily lives. ย 

Feb 18
JAMES: The Power of Your Tongue (James 3:3-12)

The sermon emphasizes how our words can build up or tear down others, highlighting the impact of positive encouragement and the dangers of negativity. Pastor Phil uses analogies of a bit in a horse's mouth, a ship's rudder, and a spark igniting a forest fire to illustrate the control and consequences of our speech. He concludes by urging the congregation to bridle their tongues and align their words with their faith. 00:00 - Pre-sermon 00:00 - The Parrot That Talked Bad 05:38 - Your tongue is like a wild animal 11:48 - Your Tongue is a Fire and Words Spread 15:47 - Criticizing Others 22:08 - Speech Lessons for Christians 26:35 - Post-sermon

Feb 11
James: Speak Less Listen More! (James 1:19-21)

In the sermon "Speak Less, Listen More!" from the series "James: Walk The Talk," Pastor Phil shares a personal story about talking too much and the importance of timing in communication. He introduces the book of James as a practical guide for everyday life, applicable to relationships like marriage and work dynamics. Pastor Phil focuses on three points about communication: timing, handling anger, and receiving the teachings of Jesus. He challenges the congregation to be doers of the word and invites non-believers to accept Jesus as their Lord. #sermonseries #communication #relationships #JamesWalkTheTalk

Feb 05
JAMES: Walk The Talk (James 1:2-4)

This sermon explores the concept of trials and how believers can choose to become better rather than bitter when facing challenges. It uses examples from the stories of Joseph, Jonah, and Job to illustrate the importance of remaining faithful and blessing God during trials. The sermon concludes with a prayer for the congregation's refinement through trials.

Jan 28
GENEROUS: How To Be Generous To God

This sermon titled "Live Generously Toward God" discusses the connection between generosity and spiritual growth. Pastor Phil emphasizes the importance of giving and references over 2,000 biblical passages about money. He shares his own journey of financial struggles to stability by following biblical principles of giving. Phil encourages voluntary giving, believing it opens us up to receiving blessings from God. He concludes by highlighting the challenge to test God in giving and emphasizes how trusting God in our financial giving leads to spiritual growth.

Jan 22
How To Be Generous To Others

Discover how generosity mirrors God's nature and how we all are endowed with the ability to be generous. Learn about the three key areas of generosity: talents, treasure, and time. Pastor Phil motivates us to use our talents for serving others, employ our resources for blessing those in need, and devote our time to prioritize people and make meaningful contributions. Embrace the challenge to transform your life through generosity and impact the world around you. Hashtags: #GenerousLiving #PastorPhilSermons #SpiritualGrowth

Jan 14
GENEROUS: Money Is The Root of Evil? (Matthew 6:25-33)

Money itself is not evil; it is how we use it that matters. True happiness does not come from wealth, and contentment is found in being satisfied with what we have. Money can distract us from our relationship with God and lead to worry and comparison. Living generously with our resources towards others and God is emphasized.

Jan 08
ADORE: Joy To The World!

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Dec 24, 2023
ADORE: What Child Is This? (Luke 1:26-32)

In this sermon, Pastor Phil engages the audience with a game before discussing the Christmas carol "What Child Is This?" The song explores the question of who Jesus is, with the chorus declaring him as Christ the king. Pastor Phil examines snapshots of Jesus' life as a child, emphasizing his fulfillment of prophecies and his divine purpose. He challenges the congregation to prioritize Jesus as the king of their lives and ends by emphasizing Jesus' role as the image of God and the head of the church. The sermon aims to recognize Jesus as the Messiah, fulfilling prophecy, promise, purpose, and prestige.

Dec 17, 2023
ADORE: O Little Town of Bethlehem (Micah 5:2-5)

The sermon explores the meaning of the Christmas carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem" and its message of God choosing the insignificant and making it significant. It references biblical stories and characters to illustrate this idea. The sermon emphasizes the importance of embracing weaknesses and vulnerabilities, for it is through those moments that God's power can shine. It concludes by inviting listeners to invite Jesus into their lives for healing and redemption, regardless of their past mistakes.

Dec 10, 2023
ADORE: God With Us (Mt. 1:18-23)

The sermon titled "God With Us" by Pastor Phil explores the themes of God's presence, care, comfort, and salvation during the Christmas season. It emphasizes the theological depth of Christmas carols and encourages reflection on the Christmas story. The sermon highlights the significance of the name "Emmanuel," meaning "God with us," and how it demonstrates God's deep concern for humanity. It urges believers to show God's love, comfort others, and share their faith, with the assurance of the church's support. Overall, the sermon encourages believers to embody these principles and engage in further discussion and social media engagement. 00:00 - Pre-sermon 00:00 - 25 Days of Christmas 03:41 - Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel 12:33 - The comfort of the church 13:52 - God Keeps His Promises 17:49 - 3 Ways to Be Like Jesus During Christmas 22:07 - Christmas Challenge: Write Down a Lost Person's Name 26:16 - Post-sermon

Dec 03, 2023
SORRY: Forgiveness With Boundaries

Pastor Phil Ayres gives a sermon titled "How To Set Boundaries When Forgiving" as part of the "Sorry: Learning to Forgive" series. He emphasizes that forgiveness is difficult but necessary, using a quote to illustrate this point. He addresses two challenging areas of forgiveness: offering forgiveness to others and asking for forgiveness oneself. Pastor Phil provides practical strategies for effective apologies and discusses the connection between receiving forgiveness and forgiving others. He also introduces the concept of setting boundaries in forgiveness, emphasizing clear communication and seeking support. The sermon concludes with a challenge to reflect on forgiveness and take tangible action.

Nov 19, 2023
SORRY: You Can't Forgive Yourself

In a sermon titled "You Can't Forgive Yourself," Pastor Phil Ayres explores the concept of self-forgiveness. He emphasizes that self-forgiveness is not found in the Bible because forgiveness comes solely from Jesus. People struggling to forgive themselves are actually struggling with the idea that God has forgiven them, often due to feelings of unworthiness and past actions. Pastor Phil encourages confession and bringing shame into the light, as shame thrives in secrecy. He also highlights how understanding God's forgiveness enables individuals to extend forgiveness and compassion to others. The sermon concludes with an invitation for prayer and guidance.

Nov 12, 2023
SORRY: Forgive Does Not Mean Forget

Pastor Phil preaches about the misconception that forgiving always means forgetting. He also emphasizes that forgiveness is a continuous process and may not immediately stop the pain caused by others. Sharing our pain with others, specifically fellow Christians and Jesus, can bring comfort and perspective. Ultimately, forgiveness brings light and freedom to the forgiver, regardless of whether the person being forgiven deserves it. #Forgiveness #SermonSeries #LearningToForgive

Nov 05, 2023
EXODUS: The Veil Removed (Exodus 34:29-35)

Pastor Phil delves into the symbolic meaning of Moses' veil, revealing how it serves as a metaphor for the veils we place over our own hearts, obstructing us from embracing the full truth of God's Word. Don't miss this eye-opening message that challenges us to lift the veil and live in the light of divine truth." ย 

Oct 29, 2023
EXODUS: Temporary or Permanent? (Exodus 40)

"Which is better, temporary or permanent? Join us in this message by Phil Ayres, where we explore the profound significance of Exodus 35-40 and how these commands for the tabernacle point to greater truths unveiled in Hebrews 9. Discover the eternal truths hidden within the Old Testament in this enlightening discussion. #Exodus #Hebrews9 #EternalTruths"

Oct 22, 2023
EXODUS: Which Mountain Are You On? (Exodus 19)

In this message, join Pastor Phil as he takes us through Exodus 19, a pivotal moment when God first revealed Himself to the Israelites just before delivering the Ten Commandments. We'll uncover God's crucial instructions for the people's survival. However, the book of Hebrews (Chapter 12) reminds us that as Christians, we approach God on a distinct mountain, under a different covenant, and with a unique mediator.ย #Exodus19 #TenCommandments #Hebrews12 #ChristianTeaching #SpiritualInsight

Sep 24, 2023
EXODUS: Bread From Heaven (Exodus 16)

๐Ÿ™ As we break down the story of manna from heaven, we'll uncover the importance of trusting God for every provision in our lives. ๐Ÿ™Œ We'll learn why grumbling and doubt can hinder us from experiencing God's abundant blessings. ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ”น Hashtags: #TrustInGod #Provision #Exodus16 ๐Ÿ”ธ Keywords: Trusting God, Spiritual Journey, Manna from Heaven Remember to like, share, and subscribe to our channel to stay updated with our latest sermons and biblical insights! ๐Ÿ“บโœจ

Sep 17, 2023
EXODUS: The Lord Will Fight For You (Exodus 14)

In this message, Pastor Phil Ayres will guide you through the biblical account of the Israelites' dramatic escape from the pursuing Egyptian army, highlighting the profound lessons we can draw from this incredible narrative. Through faith, trust, and obedience, God's people experienced His unwavering protection and provision. ๐Ÿ™ย #GodsProtection ๐ŸŒŠ #Exodus14 ๐Ÿ”ฅ #faithoverfearย 

Sep 10, 2023
EXODUS: I Will Passover (Exodus 12)

๐ŸŒ… "I Will Passover" - Discover the incredible story of God's protection and grace as we dive into the Exodus narrative. Through this sermon, Pastor Phil will shed light on the significance of the Passover and how it foreshadows the ultimate sacrifice of Christ for our salvation. ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

Sep 03, 2023
EXODUS: That They May Know (Exodus 7-11)

Pastor Phil teaches on 9 of the 10 plagues and the significance they play for the people of Israel and Egypt.ย  LifePoint Church is a community of Christ-followers meeting weekly in Longwood, Florida. Join us online each week for friendly people, dynamic worship, and Bible-based teaching.ย  Website-- Watch Live-- Giving-- Facebook-- ย  ย  ย  ย 

Aug 27, 2023
EXODUS: The God Who Comes Down (Exodus 3)

In this sermon, we uncover the profound truths that showcase the divine nature of our Creator. From "God Sees" to "God Acts," join us in discovering the eternal significance of Exodus 3:7-8. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Join us on this spiritual journey as we explore how God's unwavering presence resonates through His ability to see, hear, know, and ultimately act. Let the profound lessons from this ancient account illuminate your path and invigorate your faith journey. ๐Ÿ”— HASHTAGS: #Exodus3 #GodComesDown #DivinePresence #BiblicalWisdom #FaithJourney #SpiritualAwakening

Aug 20, 2023
EXODUS: What Makes A Hero? (Exodus 1)

"Discover the untold story of bravery and defiance in our latest video on Exodus 1. Journey back to ancient times and witness the inspiring tale of Shiphrah and Puah, two remarkable women who dared to challenge the mightiest ruler of their era โ€“ Pharaoh. In the face of oppression and cruelty, they rose above fear and chose to protect the innocent lives of newborns, rather than follow the decree of sacrificing them. Join us as we delve into the courageous choices made by Shiphrah and Puah, as they risked everything to stand up against injustice. Their unwavering determination and selflessness provide timeless lessons in courage and integrity. Through their incredible journey, we learn that even in the darkest of times, the strength to make a difference lies within us. Watch our video to uncover the powerful message of these two extraordinary women and how their legacy continues to inspire us to be brave in the face of adversity."

Aug 13, 2023
Monsters: Green With Envy

In this sermon on "Overcoming Envy," Pastor Phil dives deep into the destructive nature of envy and how it can poison our hearts and minds. Join us for an inspiring message that offers practical wisdom to conquer envy and embrace contentment. Don't miss this opportunity to grow spiritually and find true peace within. Watch now and transform your perspective!

Jul 30, 2023

๐Ÿ”ฅ "Monsters: 7 Deadly Sins" Sermon - Unveiling the Power of Lust! ๐Ÿ”ฅ Welcome to our powerful teaching series, "Monsters: 7 Deadly Sins," where we dive deep into the dark underbelly of human nature. In this impactful sermon, we confront the captivating yet destructive force of Lust, exploring its hold on our lives and how we can break free. ๐Ÿ“– Main Passage: Matthew 5:26-27 ๐Ÿ“– Jesus' words in Matthew 5:26-27 serve as our guiding light, urging us to confront the root of our desires and redirect them towards righteousness. Lust may seem alluring, but its deceptive allure can lead us astray if not handled with vigilance and wisdom. ๐Ÿ”‘ Key Takeaways: Understanding the true nature of Lust and its impact on our lives. Finding strength in God's word to resist temptation and live with purity. Building a community of support and accountability in our walk of faith. ๐Ÿ“ฃ Spread the message with these hashtags: #MonstersSeries #BreakingFree #PurityMatters ๐Ÿ”” Subscribe to our channel and hit the notification bell to stay updated on this transformative series. Let's come together to defeat the Monsters within and embrace the path of righteousness! ๐Ÿ™ Thank you for joining us on this meaningful journey. May God's wisdom and grace guide us as we strive to live a life pleasing to Him. See you at the sermon!ย 

Jul 23, 2023